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Global Finops R2r Director

NBCUniversal

Amsterdam, Netherlands 09-30-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
Responsibilities
JOB TITLE: Director, Global Finance Operations - Record to Report(R2R)
DATE: 8/10/2021
DEPARTMENT: Global Finance Operations
LOCATION: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
REPORTS TO: VP, Global Finance Operations

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Global Finance Operations Record to Report Director leads the delivery of Record to Report functions and teams including general ledger accounting, monthly close, fixed asset accounting, account reconciliations and various other processes. The role is responsible for the process and performance outcomes of both on & off-shore accounting functions. Ensure the compliance with SLAs, developing, distributing and monitoring KPIs, leading and motivating teams, ensuring continuous improvement of processes, providing excellent customer service to business units (act as first point of contact) and driving effectiveness through a shared service. The Record to Report (R2R) Director will oversee monthly accounting activities to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and corporate policies as well as play a key role in implementing process improvements, integrating new systems and businesses into Global Finance Operations. They will be a key participant in the company-wide Finance transformation initiatives.
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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Oversee the day-to-day accounting operations performed by both on & offshore teams; provide analytics to key business stakeholders for decision making; execute month end accounting close, review quarterly corporate submissions and reporting; provide support on both statutory and US financial audits and requests from participations and internal operational audits
• Ensure timeliness and accuracy of the overall monthly close activities as performed by both the on-shore and off-shore teams
• Develop, coach, and manage staff into mature financial advisors with a customer service orientation toward the dependent BPO and business stakeholders
• Provide excellent customer service to business stakeholders including addressing and resolving queries escalated by both on &offshore teams in a timely manner
• Serves as business partner by maintaining in-depth knowledge of the industry and accounting policies & principles
• Regularly interacts with and influences department leader, providing subject matter expertise and proactively diffuses tension and conflict
• Develop and review monthly metrics with BPO and business stakeholders, to improve processes and resolve issues. Proactively identify opportunities to expand scope of services which lead to global efficiency
• Work alongside R2R Global Process Owner to champion process efficiencies, to develop new accounting policies and procedures; align both on & offshore teams& processes to support the strategic goals of the department and the company, and to drive efficiencies in the organization
• Manage the transition of new processes from business units into Global Finance Operations for a successful transition. Identifies organizational and/or project needs and makes appropriate resource allocations to support business goals
• Collaborate within and across organization on key company-wide initiatives and to support the Finance transformation roadmap (people, process, technology)
• Research US GAAP as it relates to significant matters and provide accounting guidance to ensure compliance with US GAAP
• Overseeing all applicable SOX documentation, compliance and providing audit support to both internal and external auditors
• Identifying areas of control risk. Assist in designing and recommending mitigating control procedures. Ensure that adequate and effective system of internal controls is maintained for reporting and analysis
• Contribute to the development and achievement of departmental strategic objectives
• Other duties and special projects as needed
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Work Experience:
• 10 + years' experience in public or private accounting with experience directly related to key responsibilities preferred
• 5 + years' prior management experience required
• Solid work experience in general ledger accounting, month end close functions including account reconciliations, trial balance reviews, analysis, KPI & metrics
• Prior experience in an outsourced or global shared services environment
• Experience in implementing global processes and systems
• Experience in driving process improvement within a Finance organization
• Successful track record of development/delivery of complex solutions
• Experience with SAP ECC FI or other large ERP systems and subsystems
• Proficiency in a variety of systems including MS office suite of tools(Word, PowerPoint and high-level Excel spreadsheet such as familiarity of macros, pivot tables, lookup, IF functions)
• International experience preferred (understanding of currencies and FX)
• Entertainment industry preferred

Education or Certification:
• Bachelor's or advanced degree in Accounting
• CPA or MBA required
Other Requirements:
• Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully in a multi-cultural environment with persons at all levels of the organization across all communications channels
• Demonstrated customer service orientation and proficiency in working with multiple Finance and Accounting customer groups across a very large global organization
• Must be comfortable presenting to large/senior executive audiences; able to quickly build rapport and establish credibility with stakeholders
• Must have excellent time management skills to perform in a fast-paced, high pressure, high volume environment; work well under tight deadlines
• Must be able to utilizes people resources in a strategic way to meet department goals
• Must be collaborative, team player, flexible and able to quickly adjust to changing priorities
• Ability to anticipate and identifies longer-term issues and takes actions to create opportunities or avoid challenges
• Ability to translate objectives into project plans and tasks, to drive projects to completion
• Must have broad knowledge of US GAAP, with strong technical accounting, process and controls background
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, attention to details a must
• Experience in leading & delivering system/process improvements and implementing projects within a finance organization
• Flexibility to work overtime or travel, as needed

Qualifications/Requirements
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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-ro3y26-3-80-3-192-42 in your application.